It's no secret that chocolate can be a tempting snack, but it can also be a calorie-heavy indulgence. With this in mind, these are a few dozen of my favorite low-calorie chocolate snacks, under 100 calories per serving.
Any of these low cal chocolate snacks are ideal for satisfying your sweet tooth without compromising your diet. The list includes a vast array of textures and flavors, so whether you're yearning for something crispy, chewy, or smooth, there's a healthy chocolate snack on this list to satisfy your cravings.
The best part is that each of these options are not only delicious and filling, but they also won't leave you feeling guilty or bloated. Many of them are also readily available and affordable or easy to make at home, so if you're trying to watch your calorie intake, discover how easy it is to indulge in a guilt-free way.
- Salty Chocolate Snacks
- High Protein Chocolate Snacks
- Chocolate Snack Bars
- Rich Chocolate Snacks
- Fruity Chocolate Snacks
- Light Chocolate Snacks
Salty Chocolate Snacks
Chocolate-Coated Mini Pretzels
Chocolate-dipped mini pretzels are a classic snack that' pairs perfectly with chocolate's easy to find on shelves and even easier to make at home. Pretzels are relatively low in calories and fat, so even dipped in melted chocolate or enjoyed with a chocolate coating, a large handful won't run you more than 100 calories.
Chocolate Chip Chewy Bars
Calling all kids! My parents used to keep these in the car to give me every day after school, specifically Quaker's brand Chewy Bars. They still hold up, too, as they're a great chocolate snack when you need a quick bite on-the-go.
These bars are low in calories, a superb source of fiber, and come in multiple chocolaty flavors, including chocolate chip and s'mores.
Mini Kind Bars (Dark Chocolate Nuts & Salt)
These granola- and nut-based snack bars are delicious and healthy chocolate snacks, under a hundred calories per serving at just 90 calories a bar. Each one is made with whole nuts and coated in a thin layer of dark chocolate and sea salt. They're also high in protein, so they make a nice filling snack for a small bite in between meals.
Nonni's Salted Caramel Biscotti Italian Cookies
These large Italian cookies are a delicious and indulgent snack, ideal for when you want something both sweet and salty. These treats are low in calories and fat, even after being made with real butter and coated in a layer of salted caramel and chocolate, making them both a delicious and nutritious snack.
Chocolate Rice Cakes
Looking for a crunchy chocolate snack that won't weigh you down? Chocolate-flavored rice cakes are a great option that will satisfy a chocolate craving without breaking the calorie bank.
While you can buy chocolate rice cakes already made, for a saltier, more balanced version you could also buy your favorite brand of plain rice cakes and make some yourself. Just dust them with cocoa powder and drizzle them with some melted dark chocolate, then give then a half hour to set, and enjoy as desired.
Purely Elizabeth Chocolate Sea Salt Granola
This oat-based granola is a delicious and low-calorie chocolate treat that's both sweet and crunchy. Made with ancient grains, superfood seeds, and fair-trade dark chocolate chunks, this granola is loaded with fiber, protein, and antioxidants that can help support heart health and boost energy levels.
While there are 130 calories per serving, a whole third of a cup of granola can be a lot, so to have just 100 calories go for a quarter cup, which happens to be a perfect handful. Try it as a mid-day snack or a dessert, for a tasty and nutritious treat that won't derail your healthy eating plan.
High Protein Chocolate Snacks
Chocolate Hummus with Pretzels
Satisfy your inner chocoholic with this surprisingly satisfying dip, that isn't overloaded with sugar. Made with simple ingredients like chickpeas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and a few other pantry staples, this snack is perfect for any time of day, and can be paired with any other dipper for a grain-free option. Try using crunchy peanut butter for a bit more texture.
Chocolate Meringue Cookies
At under 20 calories and 3g of protein in every two cookies, these sugar-free chocolate meringues are both light and high in protein, thanks to a base of whipped egg whites and cocoa powder, both of which are protein-dense and delicious.
Try the recipe at home with your favorite no-calorie sweetener to keep a low cal dessert around that's not going to leave you feeling guilty, even if you eat 8 or 9.... you know, by accident.
Dark Chocolate-Flavored Almonds
Chocolate-coated almonds are a healthy chocolaty snack that's also low in calories, lightly salted and available coated in either cocoa powder or a thin layer of chocolate.
They contain only 100 calories per serving, and they’re also a good source of protein and fiber, making them the perfect snack to keep you full between meals, and vegan-friendly to boot. The cocoa powder-coated version will be the most protein-dense.
Quest Nutrition Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie
Quest Nutrition is a favorite in our household, especially after workouts. Their double chocolate chip protein cookie is a mainstay in my fiancee's gym bag, and a great snack for those who are looking to increase their protein intake with a chocolate bent.
Each protein cookie contains 15g of protein and only 100 calories. They're also gluten-free and contain no added sugar, making them a superb snack for those working out with chocolate cravings.
Quest Nutrition Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Bars
This is the same brand as above, but here me out— the mini cookie dough protein bars are a sweeter alternative for those who need a quick protein boost with a bit more flavor. These bars contain less protein than their counterpart above at 10g of protein, but carry fewer calories at just 90 calories per bar. They, too, are gluten-free and contain no added sugar.
Special K Protein Snack Bars
Special K's protein bars are another great option for those who want a satisfying chocolaty snack that’s high in protein and low in calories. With a variety of flavors to choose from, including options like chocolate peanut butter and chocolate caramel, these protein bars are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth while also providing a boost of energy.
Chocolate Snack Bars
Clif Bars Mini Energy Bars
Clif Bars mini 'energy bars' are a great option for those who need a quick energy boost without the usual slump afterwards from too much sugar. These bars are made with organic ingredients, and contain only 100 calories per bar, whether you go for the chocolate chip or the chocolate brownie flavor. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better-tasting chocolate snack bar than these!
GoMacro Kids Double Chocolate Brownie Bar
GoMacro kids' bars are their mini versions of their double chocolate brownies, perfect for kids and adults alike. This chocolate snack bar is made with organic ingredients, free from gluten, soy, and dairy, making it a great pick for those with allergies or often on-the-go.
Each bar contains only 100 calories, packed with 4g of protein, perfect for those health-conscious folks out there.
Larabar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini Bars
Phew, that name is a mouthful, but so is this delicious bar! It's a healthy chocolate snack perfect for those on the go, as they’re made with simple, whole-food ingredients and contain just 100 calories per bar.
Larabars were always my favorite health food store treat when I was younger, but now as an adult I can easily buy a box of mini bars for myself to keep in the pantry anytime I need a little chocolate treat.
Ratio Keto-Friendly Soft Baked Bars
Ratio's keto bars are a delicious chocolate snack that weigh in at exactly 100 calories each, a perfect pick for those on a keto diet. Each of these bars is made with natural ingredients, low in net carbs and sugar, adding up to a guilt-free tidbit you can enjoy anytime.
Rich Chocolate Snacks
Snack Pack Chocolate Puddings
Chocolate snack pack puddings are an easy-to-enjoy bite made with real milk, or made at home with a nondairy milk. There are several brands to choose from, but the classic pick is the premade type from Hunt's.
Alternately, you can make some at home with JELL-O instant pudding or homemade chocolate pudding, though any version of these chocolate pudding cups can satisfy your sweet tooth. With their portable size and convenient packaging, they're a great option for anyone who wants a tasty snack in the car or otherwise on the go.
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Looking for something more decadent? Try making a low calorie chocolate mousse that combines avocados, melted chocolate, and cocoa powder to create a smooth texture that's both delicious and vegan-friendly. The healthy fats in avocados help keep you full longer, while cocoa powder adds a chocolaty flavor with fewer calories.
Chocolate Fudge Yasso Frozen Yogurt Bars
These are a creamy, low-calorie chocolate snack made with Greek yogurt and cocoa powder, making them a good source of protein and calcium as well as helping support gut health and good bone density. With only 80 calories per bar, Yasso's chocolate frozen yogurt bars are an indulgence you can enjoy anytime, and won't regret giving to your kiddos.
Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake
Who says you can't have your cake and eat it too? This flourless chocolate mug cake is the perfect single-serving dessert. Made with simple ingredients like cocoa powder, a single egg, and a touch of oil, it's a guilt-free delight you can make at home in the microwave in under 5 minutes.
Fruity Chocolate Snacks
Chocolate Greek Yogurt with Berries
Satisfy your sweet tooth without all the added sugar by making this simple snack at home. All you need is some plain Greek yogurt, your favorite cocoa powder, and some chopped berries to make this tasty treat.
The combination of protein from Greek yogurt and antioxidants from cocoa powder makes for a nutritious snack that will keep you feeling full for hours, with an extra bump of fiber and plant chemicals from your pick of berries (I like strawberries; see below).
Yes, seriously! Strawberries are one of the lowest-sugar fruits, making them a great low-calorie indulgence. This means that pretty much the only calories in this snack are from the chocolate so use a thin coating if you want to enjoy more berries.
Thankfully, they're also super easy to make at home. For this recipe, you'll need melted dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark cocoa powder) and fresh strawberries. The healthy fats in the dark chocolate can actually help reduce hunger cravings later on in the day, so that's a bonus!
Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai Blueberry Bites
These chocolate snack bites are a low-calorie morsel, safe to give to kids and satisfying for your sweet tooth. Made with real fruit and dark chocolate, these fruity bites are packed with antioxidants that can help support heart health and cognitive function.
With only 80 calories per serving, Brookside's acai blueberry or pomegranate-flavored bites are a tasty treat you can enjoy anytime.
Fruit & Nut Dark Chocolate Bark
Fruit and nut dark chocolate bark is sweet and crunchy, and as easy to make as home as to buy from the store. Made with dark chocolate, nuts, and dried fruits, this thin bark is loaded with healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants that can help support overall health and even slow ageing.
With only a few ingredients, dark chocolate bark is easy to make and can be stored in the pantry for a quick and healthy snack anytime. I like making it at home because that way I can pick my favorite dark chocolate and roasted nuts & dried fruit rather than just have whatever the brand I buy decides to use.
Pim's Cookies With Orange Filling
These European cookies are a delicious, classic French biscuit that feature a delicate biscuit base, somewhere between a cracker and a cookie, as well as a layer of orange jelly and a coating of rich dark chocolate.
These biscuits are perfect for indulging in a sweet treat and are a great accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee. Two of these cookies are just 100 calories, so go ahead— have another.
Light Chocolate Snacks
Grain-Free Chocolate Cookies
Fun fact: cookies can be healthy, too. These flourless chocolate cookies are a scrumptious and easy-to-enjoy snack that’ll appease your sweet tooth while also providing a much-needed *sustained* energy boost. These cookies can also be made in under half an hour with no flour and a low-calorie count.
Air-Popped Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle
Looking for a classic snack with a twist? A few handfuls of air-popped popcorn with a light drizzle of melted chocolate is a delicious option that won't weigh you down, and comes with a healthy dose of filling fiber and fats.
This snack is lower in calories than traditional caramel corn, but packs more flavor, in my humble opinion. When making this snack, just be sure to measure out your chocolate and keep it to a minimum. Using dark chocolate will give you a more intense flavor, while brands like Lily's and Hu offer sugar-free and lower-calorie options.
Fiber One Chocolate Chip Cookie
Fiber One has become a pretty well-known brand, and their chocolate chip cookies do not disappont. Both in the fiber department and as a low-calorie snack, these allow you to indulge in a chocolatey treat without going overboard on calories.
With only 70 calories per bar and 5g of fiber, it's a satisfying snack that will keep you feeling full, and a great option for anyone who is looking to increase their overall fiber intake.
Catalina Crunch Chocolate Mint Keto Sandwich Cookies
Catalina Crunch is a relatively newer company to enter the keto chocolate snacks area, but their products have quickly become a popular pick for those going keto, from their cereals to their snack cookies. These keto cookies are made with allulose, stevia, and a touch of cane sugar, a truly refreshing change from the usual erythritol-filled options.
With a minty chocolate flavor and a crunchy texture, they're a satisfying nosh that won't affect your diet.
Chocolate Metamucil Fiber Thins
Metamucil makes snacks?! This was my reaction, too, but give them a try before you write them off as just another medicine company. These fiber thins are actually a tasty and convenient way to increase your fiber intake, without only adding in more fruits, veggies, and nuts (though those couldn't hurt, either).
The thins are made with natural psyllium fiber, a remarkably high quality option for anyone who wants to support their digestive health while also enjoying a delicious chocolatey snack.
MadeGood Organic Granola Minis
For those who want to enjoy chocolate sweets without sacrificing their health or their ethics, MadeGood's granola minis are a one-of-a-kind option. These bite-sized snacks are vegan-friendly and free from common allergens such as nuts, dairy, and soy, making them a healthy and delicious chocolate snack choice.